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Why can't I talk easily in front of my class?

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February 9th, 2018 9:12am
Talking in front of people is difficult! It doesn't mean that anything is wrong with you, it is anxiety provoking. The more you do it and get used to it, the easier it should be to be able to manage the anxious feelings
February 10th, 2018 2:04am
sometimes it's hard to stand up in front of the class because there are so many people giving you attention. it can be nerve-wracking at times, but breathing through it usually helps, or focusing on one area, rather than the whole of the classroom.
February 10th, 2018 11:27am
The uneasiness of talking in front of a public may come as a result of social anxiety or general anxiety. Putting it in other words it is an interferance of your emotions ( mostly anxiety).
February 10th, 2018 11:29am
Perhaps it could be the of fear of being embarrassed? For example, you think your answer may be the right one! But...what if it's not? You might be thinking that people will judge you or think you're stupid for thinking that was the answer.
February 14th, 2018 10:31pm
This could be an indication that you are struggling with social anxiety. While it could also be something else such as shyness, you may want to consider how this affects your day to day life. If this is significantly impacting your ability to go about your everyday life, it may be a good idea to look into therapy, read the 7 Cups self-help social anxiety guide, and/or reach out to a trusted friend or family member.
February 16th, 2018 12:03am
It might be nerves you might be shy or get nervous that you will mess up in front of your friends. I would feel the same if it was me
February 16th, 2018 11:59pm
You probably haven't had a lot of practice, or you are just worried that you won't do a good job. These are natural fears. If you try practicing in front of friends, family or a mirror that might help. Or even record yourself if you feel bold enough. Once you are used to speaking in front of people, it will come much more naturally.
February 18th, 2018 3:02pm
its normal to be a bit nervous in front of so many people. many people experience that and its a natural feeling :)
February 21st, 2018 9:09pm
Maybe you are afraid of being judge. Having difficulty while talking in front of a class room is totally normal!
February 28th, 2018 3:43pm
You are feeling anxious and scared you may mess up. Many people feel this way and get worried and scared. You are not alone!
March 1st, 2018 5:33am
It is ok it just takes practice. Try talking in front of the mirror or in the shower.
March 3rd, 2018 12:29am
Being afraid to talk openly in front of people you’re not close with can be very difficult. It’s completely normal to feel anxious when having to talk in front of a class.
March 28th, 2018 4:12am
Many people have a fear of public speaking. It can cause anxiety in some. You can practice in front of a mirror.
April 5th, 2018 3:40pm
it is not easy when you come in front of a class and openly talk about a certain topic even if it is a presentation of something so simple. We are self conscientious because we've always been made fun of we are not always given to support to be strong when we are trying to express a belief so it is very easy for us to not be able to talk in front of a class it's very intimidating
April 6th, 2018 4:12pm
There is a deep fear in the human collective about speaking the truth because on this planet, so many have been persecuted and continue to be persecuted for speaking the truth. If you have trouble speaking up, you are only tapping into this energy from the collective and also from your own past. Focus on aligning with the truth that is within you because when you are confident in your own truth, speaking your truths will come more naturally.
April 7th, 2018 3:35pm
This sounds like social anxiety. When I am in class, I'm often riddled with anxiety. When I have to talk, that anxiety spikes. Perhaps you are afraid of judgement from your peers
April 12th, 2018 3:18am
I'm also. Don't be afraid of them. If you're afraid, you can't talk easily. Don't care about your class too much, just think "oh I'm going to tell a joke"
April 13th, 2018 1:37pm
public speaking is something that a lot of people struggle with including myself. its completely normal to be scared to talk infront of people
April 14th, 2018 11:17pm
Because you're a great observer, you can notice little things. It means whenever you have everyone's eyes on you, you're still aware of what's going on around you and it can makes you nervous. That's pretty normal!
April 15th, 2018 6:54am
It's normal to be nervous when speaking to groups of people; even the best speakers in the world suffer from nerves! There are several things you can do to make talking to audiences easier. Firstly, prepare what you are going to say in advance if you have the chance. This might be writing a speech, making cue cards, bullet points or a presentation. Secondly, practice what you want to say. Start by going over what you want to say in the mirror. Focus on the way you present yourself and the way you speak. Once you've done that a couple times do the same again but in front of your parents or friends. Don't be scared to ask for feedback. One of the key elements of confidence is simply acting confident. Fake it till you make it! The people in the audience won't notice how nervous you are, they don't know your heart is pounding or there are a million thoughts running through your head. Make yourself look confident even if you aren't feeling it. Smile, hold yourself high, look your audience in the eyes.
April 18th, 2018 3:08pm
It is so because you do not have self-confidence.You must have it for a bright future and success. For having self-confidence boost your skills.Learn something new.Develop new talent.And yes explore the beautiful world.
April 19th, 2018 11:43am
It’s a normal thing to experience this. It’s just a little bit of anxiety. These are your peers, and you’re speaking to them. it’s perfectly normal. If your school has a public speaking class, that’s a class to confident taking. The more you speak in front of people, the easier it gets.
April 26th, 2018 3:16pm
Being in front of a group of people can make you feel very vulnerable to criticism and those insecure feelings can pop out at the worst times! The good news is, you aren't alone and its the most common phobia/issue that is out there! Just remember, those are you feelings and not the truth. Most people in class are so nervous about standing up there as well and usually are more concerned with that rather than worrying about judging someone. :) Try not to give into those feelings and keep practicing so your can feel more confident in your content. :) Good luck!
April 26th, 2018 4:08pm
You may have some social anxiety which can cause nervousness when talking in front of a lot of people.
May 3rd, 2018 6:56am
Its very common to have anxiety during things like class presentation. It might be reassuring to know that many experience this and it is nothing to be ashamed of. The best way to conquer this is simply to know that most people dont really think negatively about you, and they do not blame you for being nervous. Just keep at it and with time it will be easier :)
May 23rd, 2018 5:31am
Anxiety in crowds and public speaking is healthy- look up some of the excercises on line that you can do to work on that. MAke sure you let your teacher know if this is an issue for you as well, it is normal and healthy.
May 23rd, 2018 7:07am
it sounds like you might be a bit shy or have a little bit of social anxiety, try taking one step at a time to slowly get better! you might start with even just starting to talk louder in class.
June 1st, 2018 5:07am
Stage fright is pretty common and afraud of be judged is also common, maybe you have had a bad experience when you did or maybe simply beacuse youre just afraud of being stereo typed.
June 6th, 2018 10:36am
I happens when you maybe worry about what your classmates are thinking, or how your professor is going to evaluate your performance. Maybe you are repeatedly telling yourself that you won't do a good job. So all of these makes you feel anxious and it become difficult to talk with confidence. If you feel like it interferes with your life and your happiness, you can always talk to someone about it, family, friends or a professional.
June 14th, 2018 3:15pm
You may be experiencing some type of anxiety. Focusing on stabilising your breathing and talking at a steady pace whereby you speak clearly will help a lot.